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Old 12-31-2011, 08:47 AM   #1
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We are still in the hunt for an RV and are planning to attend the Tampa show in January. Trying to find out if there is any type of shuttle around the fairgrounds. Have a bum knee right now and watching the video of the show, it looks as if there is a lot of walking. If anyone has attended this show, all information (or tips) would be appreciated.
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Don't know about the Tampa show (will find out soon), but we were at the Hershey show in Sept and Yep, lots of walking. They did have some Golf Carts to give rides back to the Camping area for those with problems getting around, but nothing in the area of the Rigs, just not enough room. They were packed in like Sardines.
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I live in Tampa and have been to the show, many times. After you pay your entrance fee, you have the option to rent an electric scooter, wheel chair, etc. Just get there early, because they go fast. Don't advise going on "senior day", because it is almost impossible to find a scooter or even get around, with all the scooters. If you don't want to rent a scooter, there are trams that run constantly throught the grounds (also, around the parking lot area), taking you where you want to go. Obviously they won't do you any good, inside of the buildings. However you choose, go and I hope you have a good time!
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We are still in the hunt for an RV and are planning to attend the Tampa show in January. Trying to find out if there is any type of shuttle around the fairgrounds. .
Gusto2! Forgettaboutit! They got shuttles coming out of the Wazoo!

Come on down and do the show. You're going to have a great time!

Never mind the shuttles, I bet your knee will give you some problems from going up and down dozens of stairs.

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how much do they charge at the camping show for walk ins
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how much do they charge at the camping show for walk ins
It was a out 8-10.00 , but that was for two days. They don't sell one day tickets. Well worth it IMHO. If you meant overnight dry camping. That was 10.00 in past years.
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:19 AM   #7
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Hi hauls,
$10 is the entry fee per adult for walk-ins. Go to Florida RV Trade Association - 2012 Florida RV SuperShow for details.
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Here's a link to a $ 1.00 coupon. Every little bit helps.http://www.frvta.org/images/2012coupon.gif
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We will be there, staying on site. FVRT rally. Never did anything like this before should be fun. Just got new Coachmen Mirada and looking to see what kind of goodies we can find.

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We'll be there as well. Save us a sticker! LOL!
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Thanks to all for the info. Gripper, appreciate the tip on "senior day", will wait and go on Thursday and Friday. Since you live in Tampa, any recommendations on motels? Most reviews for ones in area are awful.
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Thanks to all for the info. Gripper, appreciate the tip on "senior day", will wait and go on Thursday and Friday. Since you live in Tampa, any recommendations on motels? Most reviews for ones in area are awful.
Sorry, but naturally, I do not stay in any motels it Tampa. In fact, I have not stayed in any motels anywhere, since I purchased my motorhome, 4 years ago. I have heard of some nice motels/hotels on Hwy 60, (Courtney Campbell Causway), West of the airport, but that's quite aways from the RV show.
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DriVer, I'm too young to drive a scooter but save me a decal anyway. We'll be there one day or the other.
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Thanks to all for the info. Gripper, appreciate the tip on "senior day", will wait and go on Thursday and Friday. Since you live in Tampa, any recommendations on motels? Most reviews for ones in area are awful.
There's a Holiday Inn Express on the East side of the fair grounds which is new (w/i last three years) and a Crowne Plaza at the intersection of MLK and I-75 South which is undergoing renovation but has great (reduced during renovation) rates, good room service. Both are within short driving to Lazy Days RV park as well. I've stayed at both of them a dozen or so times in the last 36 months...hope that helps.
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